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Volume 12, Issue 3
 
 
 
 
March, 2019
 
 
 
 
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Spring is here and it's time to shake off that winter rust on the field! Give your volunteer coaches the tools they need to run a fun and fundamentally-sound practice "on the fly" with CoachDeck!

In this issue:
Bruce Brownlee's second of a two-part tutorial on warming-up a team prior to a match is a tremendous read regardless of the level you coach. Brian Gotta shares a technique he used after every game and practice to help his players learn. And we welcome Dr. Darrell Burnett back with a terrific series on what it takes to be an exceptional youth league coach.


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Game Day Soccer Team Warm-ups (Part 2)
By Bruce Brownlee

If you coach a competitive team, you may play 50 matches or more per year. This means 50 warm-ups. How boring if they are always the same. Add some variety to increase interest so it's fun for you and the kids. Don't always use the same exercises.  Read Article
 
 
 
 
What Did You Learn?
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

When I began my career right out of college a man, Tony Arminio, who eventually became a mentor of mine used to run sales meetings and would conclude them by asking the group, “What helped you the most?” At first, I thought this question was slightly egotistical, as if he were looking for compliments. Later, when I was in his shoes I realized what a brilliant coaching tactic this was. ​​​​​​Read Article
 
 
 
 
The Art of Being a Successful Youth League Coach
By Dr. Darrell Burnett

So you want to be a Youth League Manager or Coach! Congratulations, you’ve make the first step for a very influential role in the life of a youngster. There’s an art to being a manager or coach in the Youth Leagues. You have to be a combination teacher, parent, cheerleader, and counselor! Read Article